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England's Danny Rose: Players held inquest after 'embarrassing' first half vs. Switzerland

13 September 2018

The 25-year-old has also had only one summer off over the past four years having featured for England at the 2016 European Championships and the 2018 World Cup as well as for the U21s in the Euro's back in 2015.

England manager Gareth Southgate has revealed that midfielder Dele Alli is expected to return from injury in time for Tottenham Hotspur's match against Liverpool after the worldwide break, according to Sky Sports.

Striker Marcus Rashford scored a second-half victor as a young and much-changed England avoided an unprecedented fourth successive defeat by beating Switzerland 1-0 in an global friendly on Tuesday. Switzerland had their chances in the first half, with Xherdan Shaqiri hitting the outside of the post from inside the box after seven minutes.

"It's great we can all shout at each other and tell each other to improve like we did", he said. "We think it is important to keep encouraging him to keep running in behind teams with the pace he's got as well". Marcus Rashford's second-half strike was enough to earn the Three Lions their first win in three games.

England struggled to get Loftus-Cheek on the ball in risky positions in the first half and when they did, he was unable to do much with it, often showing an inability to turn when presented with the ball with his back to goal.

Marcus Rashford suffers injury during England's defeat to Spain
George's Park, where they will turn their attention to Tuesday's game with Switzerland at Leicester City's King Power Stadium. Shaw collected and then looked up before playing the kind of killer pass that can give opposition defenders sleepless nights.

"We spoke at half-time and we weren't happy with how we were playing, but we took control after the break and got the goal".

Gareth Southgate made nine changes to the starting XI that lost 2-1 to the Spanish on Saturday with only Harry Maguire and Rashford retained. He's had three days of little training.

"He's going to be going back into matches at his club", said Southgate.

Southgate also reserved praise for Rashford, who built on his goal against Spain at the weekend with a tidy finish to win Tuesday's game after what has been a frustrating start to the season for the Manchester United youngster. "For me, I was delighted because we really wanted to make him feel important over this period anyway". "It was a tall order to ask them to go in and play against a really good side in Switzerland, who are an excellent team".

England's Danny Rose: Players held inquest after 'embarrassing' first half vs. Switzerland